This large flowing scarf is hand marbled in the Japanese tradition using sumi ink floating on water. The naturalistic pattern resembles tidal waters surrounding an ice floe. It is a unique monoprint.
- 34 x 68"
- light and airy silk/cotton blend
- naturally dyed a warm base tone with cutch
- machine rolled edges, fringed ends
Suminagashi is the Japanese art of marbling by floating sumi ink on the surface of water. The floating ink is manipulated into patterns through the use of natural forces such a wind or vibration, drawing, or the introduction of experimental additives. Each image is the imprint of a precise moment in time when the swirling, morphing pattern is transferred to fabric. Because of this, as well as the cultural history informing suminagashi, the abstract images have a strong visual connection to natural phenomena.
Care instructions: This is a permanent print and can be hand washed in cold water, tumble dried, and pressed with a hot iron.